Food, Inc.

Rated 4.0

I’m quite sure that if everybody could see this movie, farmers’ market attendance would triple overnight, hundreds of thousands would go vegetarian, and McDonald’s would be screwed. I’m telling you, this movie punched me in the face. The film shows you what pigs, chickens and cows go through on the way to your dinner plate. It interviews the mothers who have lost children to mass-produced tainted hamburger meat. And it shows you the American farmer ruined by a soybean conglomerate because he dared to clean or save seeds. The film provides one shock after another, and it’s not a fun watch. But it is an essential watch and, I fear, reveals just a small part of the badness behind much of the food currently stuffing supermarket shelves. Read the labels, friends, read the labels.